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FUTEK Announces New Micro Reaction Torque Sensor
Release Date: 2/23/2017

Irvine, Calif.: FUTEK is proud to announce the release of the QTA141 Micro Reaction Torque Sensor. The QTA141 is unique because of its miniature footprint. The small size allows for installation in environments where traditional reaction torque sensors would not fit.

The QTA141 was designed to provide a precision torque measurement solution for miniature, DC, servo motors. Traditional reaction torque ...

FUTEK To Speak at Tech Talks
Release Date: 1/24/2017

IRVINE, Calif.: Join FUTEK at MD&M West this February at the Anaheim Convention Center for the largest medical device trade show in the United States.

With many forums for knowledge sharing, MD&M West offers Tech Talks for exhibitors to share their technological advancements.  FUTEK’s R&D Engineer, Maciej Lisiak, and Director of Business Development, Ehsan Mokhberi will give a presentation at Tech Talks entitled "Sensors that Won't Fail Autoclave Environments." Mr. Lisiak ...

FUTEK To Exhibit at MD&M West 2017 Tradeshow in Anaheim
Release Date: 1/24/2017

IRVINE, Calif.: FUTEK is excited to announce that it will be exhibiting once again at the MD&M West trade show and conference in Anaheim, CA on February 7-9, 2017, Booth 1897. For the past 32 years, MD&M West has acted as a forum where companies present the latest cutting-edge technologies and services with over 20,000 of their peers.

The three-day event allows attendees to experience three tracks of product development strategy, design technique, and in-depth workshop ...

FUTEK’s Director of Quality Assurance to Speak at Upcoming MD&M West 2017 Conference
Release Date: 1/24/2017

IRVINE, Calif.: FUTEK’s Director of Quality Assurance, Thomas Bowles will be speaking on Thursday, February 9 from 2:30-3:00 PM at the MD&M West 2017 Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.  The title of Mr. Bowles speech is “ISO 9001 and ISO 13485: New Risk Management Requirements Present Challenges.”

The presentation will address the challenges that come with implementing and maintaining ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 requirements including:

  • •Meeting ...
FUTEK Announces Partnership with Families Forward for Thanksgiving Food Drive
Release Date: 11/21/16

IRVINE, Calif.: FUTEK is proud to announce its 5th annual partnership with Families Forward for their upcoming Thanksgiving food drive. Each year Families Forward holds a Thanksgiving-themed grocery distribution so that Orange County families ensure that their children do not miss out on the Thanksgiving tradition.

FUTEK Announces Recent Sponsorship with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in the very first Cybathlon
Release Date: 10/26/16

IRVINE, Calif.: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is proud to announce its recent sponsorship of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in the very first Cybathlon competition held in Zurich, Switzerland on Oct. 8, 2016.

The Cybathlon is an international competition that invites companies and universities to work side by side with disabled people in order to ...

FUTEK Releases Two New External USB Data Acquisition Units
Release Date: 10/24/16

Irvine, Calif.: FUTEK announces the release of the USB520 and USB530 External USB Output Kits. These two units provide high resolution, analog to digital conversion, and are powered and controlled over USB.

The outside of both units is minimal: A red, powder-coated metal housing hosts an integrated 35mm DIN rail clip. Power and communication are achieved with a USB Type B ...

FUTEK Releases New Sub-Miniature In-line Load Cell
Release Date: 10/06/16

Irvine, Calif.: FUTEK announces the release of their LCM100 Subminiature In Line Load Cell. The sub-miniature footprint of the LCM100 brings increased diversity to the already wide range of in line load cells in FUTEK’s LCM series.

The sub-compact construction of the LCM100 is made possible through its diaphragm design.. Coupled with 17-4 PH stainless steel construction, allows ...

FUTEK Introduces Digital Amplifier with Analog and Digital Output
Release Date: 09/26/16

Irvine, Calif.: FUTEK announces the release of the IDA100 Digitally Configurable Amplifier. With this new amplifier, FUTEK offers a robust package capable of a simultaneous output of an amplified analog signal and digital signal over USB.

The dual output features of the IDA100 are powered solely ...

FUTEK Releases New Differential Signal Conditioning Amplifier
Release Date: 09/26/16

Irvine, Calif.: FUTEK announces the release of the IAA300 Differential Strain Gauge Signal Conditioning Amplifier. With this new amplifier, FUTEK is offering increased noise reduction in a small robust package for signal amplification in noisy industrial and laboratory environments.

The secret to the increased noise reduction is the differential signal output. The IAA300 outputs ...

FUTEK Now Offers Two New Strain Gauge Signal Conditioning Amplifiers
Release Date: 09/26/16

Irvine, Calif.: FUTEK announces the release of their IAA100 and IAA200 Strain Gauge Signal Conditioning Amplifiers. These two new amplifiers bring increased performance, flexibility, and a dash of color, pushing the performance envelope for industrial automation and laboratory data capture.

The outside of these two units is one of simplicity. The front face of the red powder ...

FUTEK Announces Sponsorship of The Ohio State University in the Formula North 2016 Competition
Release Date: 08/15/16

IRVINE, Calif.: FUTEK is proud to announce that it has recently sponsored The Ohio State University in the Formula North 2016 competition, which was held from June 2-5 in Barrie Molson Center in Barrie, Ontario Canada.

Formula North is an annual automotive engineering student ...

Four Years On Mars: FUTEK Celebrates Curiosity’s Anniversary
Release Date: 08/05/16

The FUTEK team is happy to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the August 6th, 2016 NASA Curiosity Mars Rover landing. FUTEK’s team worked closely with NASA engineers to design two custom cryogenic space/flight qualified sensors for the Curiosity Mars rover.

The two cryogenic load ...

FUTEK’s Thomas Bowles and Maria SanFilippo Receive ASQ Quality Auditor Certifications
Release Date: 07/18/16

IRVINE, Calif.: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is proud to announce that Thomas Bowles and Maria SanFilippo have completed the recertification requirements to be named ASQ-Certified Quality Auditors (ASQ CQA).

Thomas Bowles is the Director of Quality Assurance at FUTEK. ...

FUTEK Conflict Materials Prevention Policy
Release Date: 07/11/16

FUTEK fully supports worldwide efforts to halt the proliferation, use, and distribution of conflict minerals including gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten mined in the DRC and adjoining countries. While FUTEK (as a privately held company) is not bound by the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, we fully recognize the importance of eliminating the ...

FUTEK Counterfeit Parts Prevention Program
Release Date: 07/11/16

FUTEK fully supports worldwide efforts to stop the proliferation of counterfeit parts of all kinds. The aim is to ensure that only genuine parts and materials are used in products that we manufacture. To this end, FUTEK only procures raw materials for our sensors from domestic sources or from DoD DFAR 225.872 approved international sources and requires certification of country of origin. ...

FUTEK to Sponsor The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Upcoming Cybathlon
Release Date: 07/01/16

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is excited to announce that it has become an official sponsor of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in the very first Cybathlon competition in Zurich, Switzerland on Oct. 8, 2016.

The Cybathlon is a competition that ...

FUTEK’s Director of Quality to Speak at ASQ’s Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting
Release Date: 03/21/16

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is proud to announce that Thomas Bowles, FUTEK’s Director of Quality, has been invited to speak at the monthly ASQ (American Society for Quality) Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Irvine, CA on March 14, 2016.

FUTEK's Director of Quality to Speak at MD&M West 2016
Release Date: 02/01/16

Our Director of Quality, Thomas Bowles, has been invited by MD&M West to speak on the new requirements for Risk Management and Risk-Based Decision Making as required by the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. As a representative of the American Society for Quality, Thomas is very versed in the newest developments as it concerns ISO standards. If you'd like a precursor to Thomas' presentation, MD+DI took the ...

The Eternal Test
Release Date: 10/27/15

It was the eighth night I found myself sleepless. My mind ached, plagued that I was no closer to uncovering what caused it — that infernal, perpetual ticking. I had searched every drawer, cupboard, and closet. Yet, I'm no nearer the root of my madness.

Am I myself damned? My home ...

FUTEK Counterfeit Parts and Conflict Materials Prevention Program
Release Date: 10/16/15
Written By: Thomas Bowles, Quality Assurance Director, ASQ CQE

FUTEK fully supports worldwide efforts to stop the proliferation of counterfeit parts of all kinds and to avoid the use and distribution of conflict minerals including gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten mined in the DRC and adjoining countries. The aim is to ensure that only genuine parts and ...

FUTEK Successfully Completes Their A2LA Accreditation Audit
Release Date: 07/10/15

IRVINE, Calif. – FUTEK is pleased to announce that our A2LA accreditation audit has been completed successfully with no technical findings. American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) assures that FUTEK’s laboratory is in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025 general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. ...

FUTEK’s Accelerated Stress Test Hits 1 Billion Cycles
Release Date: 05/27/15

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. celebrates a landmark achievement as their fatigue stress test triumphs 1 billion cycles. This represents an important test and measurement milestone as sensors on the market don’t typically undergo this type of reliability testing.

The purpose of ...

FUTEK's Director of Quality Assurance Selected to Speak for the American Society of Quality
Release Date: 04/10/15

The American Society for Quality, ASQ, announced that Thomas Bowles, Director of Quality Assurance for FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. will speak at this month’s ISO 9001 clinic.

The monthly ASQ technical sessions provide the necessary forum for interchange of ideas and ...

Healthy Habits for a Better Lifestyle
Release Date: 04/07/15

Each year on April 7th, the world celebrates healthy living. On this day, thousands of events mark the importance of health in leading a productive life. This day is best known as World Health Day.

The worldwide event, pioneered by the Unite Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO), ...

FUTEK Celebrates Mars Rover's Latest Discovery
Release Date: 03/31/15

NASA celebrates new findings that support the possibility of preexisting life on Mars. Nearly 2.5 years ago, the Curiosity rover set down on the Martian world with a strict agenda. The rover’s goals were to investigate Martian climate and geology, determine if environmental conditions support microbial life, study the role of water, and examine planet habitability in preparation for future human ...

A Culture of Quality
Release Date: 03/25/15

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. continues to raise the high bar for quality management. Achieving ISO certification and keeping in-line with ISO requirements has produced a working culture that’s committed to continuous improvement and quality.

FUTEK has recently been recognized ...

The Journey To Now: Javad Mokhbery To Speak At LTU
Release Date: 11/18/13

Space exploration has been a part of international intrigue for the past six decades. From orbits, to satellites, to walking on the Moon, to successfully landing on Mars, audiences around the world have waited in equal parts awe and pride as boundaries extend farther and farther beyond Earth’s walls.

Meet The Neighbors
Release Date: 11/18/13

Over the last few months there has been some shuffling at, in, and around the building next door to us. A new organization has set up shop at 8 Thomas. As it turns out, the new occupant, Families Forward, is one of the finest neighbors we could ask for. So good in fact, we were moved to share a bit about them.

Best in the West - Stanford Solar Car Victory
Release Date: 10/22/13

Flight time: 17 hours.
Drive time: just under 40 hours.
Celebration time: just getting started.

That’s right, folks, the results are in and Stanford University placed first out of their competing U.S. teams at ...

FUTEK's Position on RoHS Compliance
Release Date: 10/7/13

What is “RoHS” and Why is the Industry Concerned with It?
The RoHS Directive stands for "the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment." This directive bans selling in the European Union market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing certain restricted substances, with certain ...

One Star-Spangled Mohawk for Mankind
Release Date: 8/6/13

IRVINE, Calif. – It’s here. August 6th – the date that animated every space science Ph.D. into giddy teenagers. Glued to YouTube, our eyes fixated for “seven minutes of terror,” we waited. And then, with two words, every confidence in NASA was restored. The Mars Rover Curiosity landed.            

Solar Speed: Stanford University Solar Car Races Coast-to-Coast Down Under
Release Date: 7/29/13

As a group of eager Stanford students awaited the announcement that would detail this year’s engineering challenge, chatter among the group predicted that 2013 would be most formidable to date. And, being some of the best and brightest, it should come as no surprise that they were correct.    

Sense the Future
Release Date: 5/9/13

It is a late night at the office and you are on the cusp of a breakthrough. As your design approaches perfection, your focus tightens and you tune out the familiar hum of Rosie, a janitorial robot you developed that is diligently minding her evening chores in the next room.

Your ...

Benefits of the Next Generation of Digitals Display
Release Date: 5/9/13

When it comes to sensors, form necessarily follows function. Consequently, as the geometric constraints, environmental conditions, and loading modes that sensors were required to meet expanded, the variety of form-factors, material compositions, and measurement capabilities of sensors grew proportionally.
At face value, it seems the same can be said of the digital indicators paired with these ...

FUTEK Announces ISO 13485:2012 Certification
Release Date: 4/1/13

IRVINE, Calif. – FUTEK proudly announces our ISO 13485:2012 certification. As a part of our company-wide quality policy to consistently deliver products that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations and requirements by continually improving the effectiveness of our Quality Management System, this new certification ensures that FUTEK’s production of medical devices is included in this standard of ...

Mars Rover Collects First Drill Sample
Release Date: 2/25/13

Irvine, CALIF. - FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is beyond ecstatic with the latest news regarding the Mars Rover Curiosity. The success of this first ever inter-planetary sample collection not only made history for NASA and the U.S. space program, but also for FUTEK as two of their test and measurement products were integral during this drilling mission.

Curiosity Finally Drills Into Martian Terrain
Release Date: 2/11/13

IRVINE, Calif. – Since its landing in August, NASA JPL’s rover has yet to utilize its drilling arm to full capacity. However, that all changed on February 9, 2013. Mars Rover Curiosity officially bore its first hole into the Martian ...

Curiosity Prepares to Drill
Release Date: 1/18/13

IRVINE, Calif. - On August 6, 2012, a national achievement swept newsstands - NASA JPL's Mars Rover Curiosity touched down safely upon the Martian terrain. Over the past five months, the rover canvassed the Red Planet in search of the perfect drilling ground. That site has finally been ...

Hurricane Sandy VIIRS Satellite Images
Release Date: 11/9/12

IRVINE, Calif. – FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. was commissioned by Raytheon to design and develop two cryogenic load cells to operate aboard the satellite producing aerial images of Hurricane Sandy.

Raytheons’s Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is one of five ...

CSUF Visits FUTEK
Release Date: 11/8/12

IRVINE, Calif. – FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. hosted 16 California State University, Fullerton students Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at their Irvine Headquarters office.

Shortly after the release of FUTEK’s involvement with the NASA JPL ...

Curiosity: A Great Achievement For FUTEK
Release Date: 8/28/12

On August 6, 2012, history was made and dreams were achieved as NASA JPL’s MSL Mars Rover Curiosity set down upon the Martian soil. This touchdown not only marked a rebirth for the NASA program, but an enormous accomplishment for all partners involved with this mission. Landing Curiosity was by no means an easy feat. But more importantly, it was not an individual effort. Alongside the brilliant minds ...

A Partnership that Transcends Earth’s Walls: FUTEK + NASA
Release Date: 8/10/12

Space exploration has been a part of international culture for the past six decades. From orbits, to satellites, to walking on the Moon, to now successfully landing on Mars, audiences around the world have waited in awe to see what the next accomplishment will be beyond Earth’s walls. And FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. has had the privilege to work on many of these acclaimed ...

Bringing Mars a whole lot closer
Release Date: 8/5/12

IRVINE, Calif. - FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is ecstatic to hear that Curiosity, NASA's MSL Mars Rover, landed successfully upon the Martian terrain. As one of dozens of contributors involved in this ground-breaking project, FUTEK carries a lot of pride in the success of this ...

Teddy Roosevelt vs. Lawrence of Arabia - Who will be the Deadliest?
Release Date: 6/27/12

The early twentieth century was no battlefield for fools. As it stood, only the strongest, brightest, most strategic could prevail, or even more profound, walk away alive. It was within this era that two distinct men carved a name for themselves: Theodore Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia. Both men of esteemed stature and courage, they led their fellow comrades through difficult circumstances. With ...

FUTEK Representation in Colombia
Release Date: 3/20/12

IRVINE, Calif. – Though headquartered in Southern California, U.S.A., FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. has a very strong international presence. To further their promotion of advancements within the test and measurement industry, FUTEK added new representation in ...

Made From Innovation For Innovation
Release Date: 12/29/11

For years you have heard that we are innovators. But what does innovation entail? And how do we at FUTEK enable it?

We believe that innovation involves a continual and proactive effort to seek, communicate, and share ideas. In 2011, we embraced this philosophy more than ever as we sought to ...

Sharing Is The Reason For This Holiday Season
Release Date: 12/5/11
Company wide food drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

IRVINE, Calif. – The excitement of entering into a new year is most definitely contagious and overwhelming, but even in all the hype, we shouldn’t forget about all the time we have left in good ol’ 2011. In fact, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is taking that time to focus on giving ...

Vampires vs. Zombies - Who will be the Deadliest?
Release Date: 10/26/11

For centuries there existed two iconic enemies on a ghoulish and archaic battlefield: the vampire and the zombie. And as sheer happenstance would have it, the two would oppose forces once again on none other than Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior. With battle merits in agility, endurance, and overall combative tactics, the two archenemies wait on Deadliest Warrior to crown the victor based on ...

Webinar: Custom Sensor Engineering
Release Date: 10/21/11

From the start, FUTEK has instilled a mentality of “being solution-minded” with each application we have taken on. And this mentality has pored over into our custom solution design and development. We believe that standard may not always be the answer for your unique applications. But, then what qualifies your requirements as a custom ...

Taking You from MilliVolt to Volt
Release Date: 10/12/11

Today, FUTEK announces the release of their upgraded CSG110, the Strain Gauge Signal Amplifier. Recognized for their extensive sensor product line, FUTEK has been spearheading the test and measurement industry with innovative electronic solutions.           

USB Technology, More Advanced Than You Thought
Release Date: 9/28/11
USB: More Than An Idea:

Ten years ago, a USB Solution was merely a concept tossed around in boardroom meetings for the test and measurement industry. The idea of creating a solution that simplified the traditional sensing platform was a fleet not many manufacturers were willing to undertake. However, FUTEK wanted to make this concept a reality. And so, at the start of 2008, FUTEK’s ...

FUTEK Introduces A New Handheld Display
Release Date: 8/1/11

FUTEK consistently tries to push the boundaries of innovation. Whether it’s their sensors, instruments or accessories, their goal is to design and manufacture the latest high-tech tools for the test and measurement industry. This time their instruments are making a statement.

Today, they ...

FUTEK is going to Germany
Release Date: 5/24/11

This summer marks the third annual Sensors + Test Trade Show that FUTEK will participate in Nurnberg, Germany. The three-day international trade show is a convention forum for sensor design and manufacturing companies to rally together and share their product ...

One. Two. Done.
Release Date: 11/18/10

Simple technology isn’t always effective. And advanced technology isn’t always efficient. But what if there was an integrated sensor system that was BOTH simple and advanced? There is – it’s FUTEK’s USB Solutions Kit, a platform that is not only user friendly, but expansive in sensor data ...

600,000,000 Cycles & Counting
Release Date: 11/18/10

In February 2008, FUTEK introduced its extensive reliability life testing. To show FUTEK’s commitment to producing the highest reliability and most advanced sensors, they have been performing a continuous environmental stress test on their S-Beam model, LSB302, since 2001. In 2008, the reliability test measured ...

Pedal Force Load Cell used in Brake Testing
Release Date: 3/29/10

Due to several recalls and stories covered in recent news articles, brake pedal testing has become a focus point for the automotive industry. The FUTEK Team has had years of experience working with these types of applications and our force sensor products have been used widely in the field. In efforts to provide automotive manufacturers with safe solutions, FUTEK offers their LAU220 which has proven ...

Miniature Donut Load Cell with USB Output
Release Date: 3/29/10

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) is pleased to announce a new addition to their USB Sensor Solutions Line. FUTEK is now offering their LTH350 Donut/Thru hole Load Cell with a USB Output option. The LTH350 Donut Load Cell is also part of FUTEK’s Miniature Load Cell Series Line. FUTEK ...

High Accuracy Miniature Load Button Load Cell
Release Date: 2/19/10

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology is proud to now offer their model LLB400, a Miniature Load Button Load Cell with improved overall accuracy. The load cell has a high accuracy with a deflection of 0.0015” nominal and an operating temperature of -60° F to 200° F. As an extra feature, this model may also be offered with a USB output ...

FUTEK Successfully Maintains ISO Standards
Release Date: 2/12/10

FUTEK is proud to announce its accordance of ISO 9001:2008 Certification. Once again FUTEK has proved their consistency in attaining an ISO Certification of our Quality Management System. With the help of the FUTEK Team and led by our highly detailed Quality Team, FUTEK has successfully met the ISO standards.

This certification recognizes and ensures a management system capable of the highest level ...

The Perfect Load Cell Package
Release Date: 2/12/10

FUTEK is proud to announce the release of their latest product development in their load cell line the: LPM200 Panel Mount Load Cell. The LPM200 Panel Mount Load Cell is a model from FUTEK’s miniature Sensors line. As an extra feature, this model may also be offered with a USB output option.

FUTEK Offers New Submersible Miniature Load Cell
Release Date: 12/10/09

FUTEK has recently released their model LSB210, a Submersible Jr. S-Beam Load Cell used in applications where protection from liquids is required. Although the product was built for a diverse range of applications examples include fiber tension, medical bag weighing, and automated feedback control systems. The

High Capacity Load Cell offered with USB Output
Release Date: 11/6/09

The LSB600 S-Beam Load Cell is a high capacity tension and compression transducer with a wide capacity, ranging from 10,000 lbs to 25,000 lbs. This new module is offered with USB output as an additional option. With the USB option, Engineers can eliminate the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment, making usage that ...

FUTEK offers Internally Amplified Rotary Torque Sensor
Release Date: 10/7/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) introduces an Internally Amplified Rotary Torque Sensor. The TRS605 Rotary Torque Sensor with non contact shaft to shaft has signal transmission, integral measurement electronics and a high level of interference immunity. The sensor is a non-contact (slip-ring-free) rotary torque sensor and is made from a compact design and size with ...

FUTEK Offers Load Cell with No Risk Life Time Warranty
Release Date: 9/14/09

A NEW BENCHMARK
FUTEK is announcing the launch of our new “No Risk Life Time Warranty” program starting September 1, 2009. Starting this month FUTEK will be offering a Life Time Warranty with our most sought out sensor, the LSB200 Miniature S-beam Load Cell on orders made on or after September 1st from stock. With the implementation of this Warranty program, we aim to extend our gratitude ...

FUTEK’s Actions on The Influenza Virus
Release Date: 8/20/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. recognizes the concern in industry regarding the H1N1 pandemic and its impact on some company’s ability to deliver products and services in a timely manner. FUTEK has monitored this situation very closely and remained in contact with the local health officials. To date, there have been 172 confirmed cases and 14 fatalities resulting from the ...

Miniature Column Load Cell with USB Option
Release Date: 7/23/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) is offering their Miniature Column Load Cell with a USB output option. The LCA300 is a Compression Load Cell built for compact press applications. Similar to FUTEK’s larger column load cell models, the LCA300 may be used in press applications but on a smaller scale where space is limited. ...

In-Line Biomechanical Load Cell with USB Option
Release Date: 6/29/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is offering their In-Line Load Cell with a USB output option.  The LCM300 is a Tension and ...

New High Capacity Load Cell
Release Date: 5/29/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) has expanded their High Capacity Load Cell series by adding the LCA600 Load Cell to their product line. The LCA600 is now part of the FUTEK Load Cell series, expanding the high capacity load cell range. The LCA600 is offered from 100,000 lbs to 300,000 lbs. in capacity. For an even higher capacity range of up to 1million lbs. please see ...

Miniature Titanium Pressure Sensor Available with USB Output
Release Date: 4/27/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) has just added the PMP941 Miniature Pressure Sensor to their USB Sensor Solution Line. The new module with USB output eliminates the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment making usage that much easier. The plug and play gives you power to monitor the output of the sensor and enjoy measurement that is less ...

Miniature Pressure Sensor Available with USB Output
Release Date: 4/27/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) has just added the PMP941 Miniature Pressure Sensor to their USB Sensor Solution Line. The new module with USB output eliminates the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment making usage that much easier. The plug and play gives you power to monitor the output of the sensor and enjoy measurement that is less ...

Tension & Compression Load Cell Available with USB Output
Release Date: 3/26/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) has just added the LCB500 Tension & Compression Load Cell to their USB Sensor Solution Line. The new module with USB output eliminates the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment making usage that much easier. The plug and play gives you power to monitor the output of the sensor and enjoy measurement and are ...

Pedal Force Load Cell Available with USB Output
Release Date: 2/25/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) has just added the LAU220 Pedal Force Load Cell to their USB Sensor Solution Line. The new module, with USB output, eliminates the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment making usage that much easier. The plug and play gives you power to monitor the output of the sensor and enjoy measurement making it less ...

Reaction Torque Sensor Available with USB Output
Release Date: 2/11/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) has just added the TFF Reaction Torque Sensor to their USB Sensor Solution Line. The new module with USB output eliminates the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment making usage that much easier. The plug and play gives you power to monitor the output of the sensor and enjoy measurement without any worries about ...

Donut Load Cell with USB Option
Release Date: 2/3/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) is now offering its LTH300 Donut/Thru hole Load Cell with a USB Output option. The new module eliminates the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment making usage that much easier. The plug and play gives you power to monitor the output of the sensor and enjoy measurement without any worries about noise, ...

Miniature Load Button with USB Output
Release Date: 1/20/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) is now offering its LLB130 Miniature Load Button with a USB Output option. With the integration of the USB Kit, the need for amplifiers, filters, and multi-meters is eliminated. The USB output would give the LLB130 Miniature Load Button the ability to interface efficiently with a Data Storage Device (PC). Utilizing metal foil strain gauge ...

High Capacity Load Cell with USB Option
Release Date: 1/15/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) is now offering its LCA700 High Capacity Load Cell with a USB output option. Since the 4th quarter of 2008, FUTEK Engineering Labs have been offering USB Output option on select models. The LCA700 is now part of the FUTEK USB Sensor Solution series in the high ...

Pancake Load Cell with USB Output
Release Date: 1/7/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc. (FUTEK) is pleased to present the improved LCF400 Pancake Load Cell. The design is now being offered with a brand new USB Digital Interface and is the newest product to be added to the FUTEK USB Sensor Solutions Product Line. Along with its USB output and metric threads capabilities, the LCF400 features structural changes and complete welding which drastically ...

FUTEK Introduces S-Beam Load Cell with USB Option
Release Date: 12/12/08

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is pleased to present its LSB350 with a brand new USB Digital Interface. This improvement offers a USB type solution for Strain Gage Based Load Cells. FUTEK’s USB Sensor Solution provides an easy “Plug & Play” with basic software making the System Integration even simpler.

FUTEK Introduces Intrinsically Safe Pressure Sensor
Release Date: 12/03/08

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc. is pleased to present the intrinsically safe PMP500 Pressure Sensor. Multiple intrinsically safe approvals include FM, ATEX, CE conformity and CSA to help support international shipments of OEM equipment designed with these transmitters. These four approvals also provide global recognition and acceptance of the intrinsically safe ratings.

FUTEK Enhances Tension & Compression Load Cell
Release Date: 11/14/08

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc. is pleased to present the redesigned LCF400 Tension & Compression Load Cell. The new design features structural changes and complete welding which drastically improves this models output symmetry and accuracy. In addition to this, the LCF400 is now available with USB output and metric threads. The model is offered from 500 to 5,000 lbs, various outputs (3 ...

FUTEK offers Load Cell with USB Output
Release Date: 10/20/08

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc is pleased to present its LSB200 S-Beam Jr. Load Cell with a brand new USB Digital Interface with 16 bits resolution. With this improvement, FUTEK has once again shown its innovation by becoming one of the first

FUTEK offers Torque Sensor with USB Output
Release Date: 10/20/08

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc is pleased to present its TFF400 Reaction Torque Sensor with a brand new USB Digital Interface with 16 bits resolution. With this improvement, FUTEK has once again shown their innovation by becoming one of the first

FUTEK offers Pressure Sensor with USB Output
Release Date: 10/20/08

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc is now offering its PFP350 Pressure Sensor with an USB output option. FUTEK Engineering Labs has been working on the USB technology since the 2nd quarter of 2008 as the demand for USB Output has increased. Utilizing metal foil strain gage technology, the

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is Recognized as a Top Fast-Growing Private Company in Orange County, California
Release Date: 10/10/08

Out of 87,000 developing Orange County businesses, FUTEK-Advanced Sensor Technology Inc. was recently placed in the Orange County Business Journal as being one of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in Orange County.

As FUTEK celebrates their 20th anniversary, recognition of being one of the top 100 fastest growing companies is considered to be a great accomplishment in this highly competitive industry. ...

Vibration Testing of Miniature S-Beam (LSB200) & Miniature Beam Load Cell (LSM400)
Release Date: 9/25/08

During this past year FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc., located in Irvine California, found itself faced with yet another unique challenge from a client requiring a specialized sensor. This new challenge did not only require the sensors in question to endure the usual environmental hazards of high/low temperature and moisture, but also survive vibration testing to a controlled industry vibration ...

New Multi Axis Load Cell measures Tri-Axial Loads
Release Date: 8/19/08
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. has just expanded its Multi-Axis Load Cell series with the new MTA505 Multi Axis Load Cell. The MTA505 Multi Axis Load Cell (Tri-Axial) ...
FUTEK Releases New Handheld Digital Display – IHH200
Release Date: 7/17/08

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce its new Handheld Digital Display, the IHH200. This product is widely used by system integrators and test engineers in laboratory, medical, automotive and aerospace instrumentations. The portable

High Quality Pressure Solution Starting at €97
Release Date: 6/17/08

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc has expanded its Pressure Sensor product line yet again by adding the new model: Pressure Sensor PMP300 to its line up. This marks the second pressure sensor release for FUTEK in 2008. The PMP300 Pressure Sensor (OEM) is precision engineered ...

New Power Supply Kit for Amplifier
Release Date: 6/17/08

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc is pleased to announce the IAC180 Power Supply Kit for the CSG110 Amplifier. This IAC180 Power Supply Kit is ideal for those who want to power the amplifier from AC ...

Fatigue Rated Pancake Load Cell : Can now be provided in 2 mV/V output.
Release Date: 5/8/08
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (www.futek.com) can now provide its fatigue rated version of Pancake Load Cells LCF700 in 2.0 mV/V output: LCF701 Fatigue Rated Pancake Load Cell. FUTEK can also provide this model ...
Fatigue Rated Pancake Load Cell : Can now be provided in 2 mV/V output.
Release Date: 4/15/08
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (www.futek.com) can now provide its fatigue rated version of Pancake Load Cells LCF650 in 2.0 mV/V output: LCF651 Fatigue Rated Pancake Load Cell. FUTEK can also provide this model ...
FUTEK Increases Calibration Testing Capacity To 130,000 lbs in Tension & 400,000 lbs in Compression
Release Date: 3/18/08
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc (www.futek.com) is pleased to announce the addition of their new custom designed INSTRON Model 600LX Hydraulic Testing Machine to their A2LA 17025 certified calibration department. This addition will increase FUTEK’s testing capacity to 130,000 lbs (58,967 kgs, 578KN) in both tension and compression in a single test space ...
Fatigue Rated Pancake Load Cell : Can now be provided in 2 mV/V output.
Release Date: 3/18/08
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (www.futek.com) can now provide its fatigue rated version of Pancake Load Cells LCF550 in 2.0 mV/V output (LCF556: Fatigue Rated Pancake with Tension Base). These load cells are primarily used in ...
FUTEK Sensor Reliability
Release Date: 2/14/08

At Futek we are committed to producing the highest reliability, most advanced sensors available in the industry today. We achieve this through meticulous attention to the quality objectives at every stage of the design, testing and production of our customer-driven products.  Reliability is further enhanced through the integration and commitment of all team members ...

CSG110 Inline Signal Conditioner / Amplifier
Release Date: 2/14/08
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that our popular CSG110 Inline Signal Conditioner/Amplifier can now be provided lead free per RoHS directive’s requirements. The CSG110 Signal Conditioner/Amplifier is FUTEK’s solution for in-line ...
FUTEK is going on a Mission to Mars
(aboard NASA’s Mars Exploration Program)
Release Date: 1/8/2008

FUTEK cryogenic force sensors will play a key role in the Mars Science Laboratory that is scheduled to travel to Mars in late 2009. This mission is the next step of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Mars Science Laboratory is a rover that will assess a variety of scientific objectives, including whether Mars ever was, or is still today, an environment able to support microbial life. The rover will ...

Pressure Sensor: New Pressure Sensor for OEM Applications
Release Date: 11/27/2007
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc has expanded its Pressure Sensor product line by adding the new model: Pressure Sensor PMP410. The
Miniature Load Button – New Miniature Load Button Load Cell offered in even smaller size!
Release Date: 11/05/2007
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc is has expanded its Load Button Load Cell product line by adding the new miniature model: Miniature Load Button LLB130. The Miniature Load Button LLB130 is offered in 5, 10, 25, and 50 lbs capacity range with an outside diameter of 0.38” and an ...
OEM Load Cells – Improved for Custom Requirements
Release Date: 6/29/2007
 FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc is now able to offer its LSM250 and LSM300 Precision Load Cells to meet custom requirements such as high temperature (steel version only), low temperature, water resistant, and high humidity for custom applications. In the past these products were not ...
How Sensors And Load Cells make Machines Smarter
Release Date: June 2007

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology was recently featured in Medical Design June 2007 issue. The article, written by Javad Mokhbery, explains how you can make your machines smarter with sensors & load cells.

The article called: How Sensors And Load Cells make Machines Smarter can be found on p. 46 and includes the following:

  • A few applications
  • Constant flow pumps
  • Automated winding machines
  • Stamping operations
  • Verifying the cap torque on bottles
  • Laser ...
Bending Beam Load Cell
Release Date: 5/31/2007
FUTEK’s Bending Beam Load Cell LBB300 was originally custom engineered with a shaft mount unique design for ease of mounting and built-in overload protection.  The LBB300 is now gaining popularity in various medical and automation applications. It offers a unique solution for feedback control in fully compact devices or systems. This product can be used to measure force, surface ...
FUTEK Load Cells Protect Our Troops
Release Date: 5/8/2007

Our soldiers are now a little bit safer thanks to a protection system installed on the Army’s Humvee vehicles.  Previously, the Army’s Humvee vehicles were susceptible to a tactic used to disable vehicles and injure our troops.  Insurgents would string steel wire or cable between buildings or trees that Humvees would run into, damaging the vehicle and causing serious or fatal injuries to the occupants.  This tactic was often used at night when the steel wire or cable was harder ...

Donut Load Cell Delivers Accuracy
Release Date: May 2007

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology was recently featured in the Design News May 2007 issue. The article, written by Randy Frank, highlights the specially designed attributes of our donut load cell, LTH300.

Torque Transducer – Miniature Design for Easy handling
Release Date: 4/18/2007

FUTEK’s broad line of Torque Transducers continues to support customer needs. The custom designed Miniature Screw Driver Reaction Torque Transducer (TAT200) is designed for easy handling in precise and delicate instrumentation. Some key features include:

  • Designed for Torque auditing
  • Strain Gage Based
  • Accepts Moody’s Tool bits
  • Red anodized aluminum housing
  • Miniature Design - 0.61” OD x 2.75” Length
  • Weight: 1.5 oz
  • Capacity – 50 in-oz / 100 in-oz
  • Operating ...
FUTEK Force Sensors Support Critical Experiment on the International Space Station (ISS)
Release Date: 4/10/2007

In 2008 a NASA/MIT microgravity (µg) research study will be conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). FUTEK is currently supporting this SHERE experiment (Sheer History Extension Rheology Experiment) designed to measure the viscosity properties of certain complex polymer fluids. A weightless environment is critical to this experiment to prevent gravity from causing the fluids to sag during the test, giving erroneous results. 

Taking these special ...

Miniature S Beam Load Cell
Release Date: 4/9/2007

The S Beam Jr. Load Cell with Overload Protection is one of the signature products in the FUTEK Load Cell Series. This model is widely used in medical bag weighing applications, as well as automated feed back control and testing applications. It has the perfect balance of size, accuracy and of course the assurance of an overload protection feature, making it one of FUTEK’s most sought after models. With a height of only 0.75”, the LSB200 is the perfect choice for tight ...

TEDS – Simplifying Sensor Configuration
Release Date: 04/01/2007

FUTEK is always looking for ways to simplify its customers’ job and make things more efficient. One of FUTEK’s most popular options, offered with all sensors and selected instruments, is TEDS.

What is TEDS?

TEDS stands for Transducer Electronic Data Sheet. It contains information relevant to the sensor in question, such as serial / ID number, calibration dates and calibration factors. TEDS are defined by the TDL or Template Description Language per the IEEE 1451.4 ...

Ever So Thin Donut / thru Hole Load Cells
Release Date: 3/14/2007
FUTEK offers a variety of miniature donut / thru hole load cells. One of the more popular standard models is the LTH300. It has low profile robust construction available in 17-4 stainless steel with an I.D. range from 1/8” to 3/8” [3.40mm to 9.80mm] and available in capacities from 50 lbs to 1000 lbs. It comes standard with a 10 foot long 29 AWG 4 conductor shield Teflon cable with a very effective mechanical strain relief. The LTH300 has high stiffness due to its low deflection of 0.002” ...
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc Achieves ISO 9001:2000 certification
Release Date: 3/13/2007

We at Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. have exciting news to share. Today we have been accorded ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management System. Certification was granted by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Certification Incorporated, recognized as one of the world’s leading ISO Certification bodies.  This certification recognizes and ensures a management system capable of the highest level ...

Shear History
Release Date: March 2007
Shear History Extensional Rheology Experiment

A Proposed ISS ExperimentNancy R. Hall and Kirk A. Logsdon NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135 and Kevin S. Magee

ZIN Technologies Inc., Brook Park, Ohio 44142

The Shear History Extensional Rheology Experiment (SHERE) is a proposed International Space Station (ISS) glovebox experiment designed to study the effect of preshear on the transient evolution of the microstructure and viscoelastic tensile stresses for ...

Digital Load Cell Display with "TEDS"
Release Date: 2/27/2007
FUTEK’s popular IPM500 Panel Mount Signal Conditioner w/ Digital Display will now support sensors with "TEDS" ID recognition option per IEEE1451.4. "TEDS" (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) option features an auto-configuration which minimizes error due to setup and re-installation. This product is widely used by system integrators and test engineers in laboratory, medical, automotive and aerospace instrumentations. In addition to providing a stable and well regulated excitation voltage to the ...
Load Cell Indicator
Release Date: 2/22/2007
Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is well known for all its U.S. manufactured transducers (load cells, force sensors, torque sensors, pressure sensors). A common form of conditioning offered by FUTEK to go hand in hand with these U.S. manufactured transducers is the CSG110, Signal Strain Gage Conditioner Amplifier. T
Sensors in Medical Automation / Instrumentation
Release Date: 2/12/2007

Today, more and more medical equipments depend on automation and closed loop systems. In turn, these systems require sensors for feed back & precision control, as well as extended capabilities. As miniaturized sensors become smarter and are being utilized with direct interface features (capabilities) such as USB and RS485/canbus, they are helping further the advancement of medical instrumentation as well as the development of micro technology equipment. Moreover, capabilities of ...

Making Sense of Orthopedic Technologies
Release Date: February 2007

In past decades, sensor technology has made significant advancements in developing miniaturized products with long MTBF (mean time between failure), endurance, durability, and overload protection. These advancements have been very instrumental in supporting medical technology. Additionally, the advancement and miniaturization of electronics and wireless capabilities at affordable costs have also paved the way for smarter and more capable sensors regarding ...

Load Cells and Torque Sensors in Automation
Release Date: January 2007

Today sensors provide solutions for most of the challenges facing the growing demand in mechatronics, robotics, automation, and motion control. According to the MCA (Motion Control Association), these industries currently account for more than $44 billion in annual sales. Over the past decade, significant advancements have been made in sensor technology. Smart sensors are becoming available with analog or digital output, and or wireless capability. ...

ISO-17025 Accredited by A2LA
Release Date: January 2007

Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has recently received full accreditation of its Calibration Services to ISO/IEC-17025:2005 through its independent accreditor, The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).  This certification includes accreditation to ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 and to the ILAC International Mutual Recognition Agreement.  Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. has always offered a wide variety of ...

High Capacity Compression Load Cell
Release Date: 1/10/2007

In addition to the popular pancake load cell, FUTEK now offers the LCA700 Column / Canister series for applications requiring high capacity range measurement & control in compression. Weighing only 50lbs, its compact design is offered with up to 1 million lbs of high capacity and a high accuracy of column design flexure. It has a raised spherical surface to lower the possibility of off center loading, and comes equipped with a handle for easy carrying. Some additional ...

How reliable is your sensor?
Release Date: 1/05/2007

Test labs, production lines, and product usage in various industries require the use of sensor technology. These sensors are used to test various functions, but the test results are only reliable if the sensors are providing correct information. Verifying these sensors regularly helps prevent product damage, ensure that sensors aren’t out of spec, and ensure accurate reporting. Various calibration / verification options are available to test sensor accuracy. FUTEK’s VCal portable ...

Cryogenics – Too Cold, But Not Too Challenging
Release Date: 1/3/2007

Being a solutions provider, FUTEK has evolved to serve a diversified market, which has played a great part in FUTEK’s development towards its unique expertise and “know how” for many challenging requirements. This includes the extreme demands of cryogenic applications. FUTEK has provided load cell solutions for several cryogenic applications in various aerospace programs. FUTEK engineers designed a low capacity sensor with a 250 N capacity range for NASA’s Jet ...

Rotary Torque Sensor – Non-Contact w/ Integrated Encoder
Release Date: 12/14/2006

Unlike reaction torque sensors, rotary torque sensors can rotate inline with your part or rotating drive shaft and you don’t have to worry about the cable getting tangled. One of the popular FUTEK rotary torque sensors is Model TRS605. A key feature of this stable strain gage based sensor is the non-contact signal transfer which eliminates conventional slip rings that could cause friction and eventually wear down the brushes and rings. This feature also allows for ...

Rod End Tension / Compression Load Cell – LCB500
Release Date: 12/14/2006

FUTEK’s popular LCB500 is designed for possible use as a rod end load cell with mounting plates. This tension / compression load cell is typically used in inline actuators and hydraulic jacks with male/female threads. Although small and compact in size, it is well suited for low and high capacity ranges from 100 – 5k lbs. The flexure is made from Stainless Steel making it highly durable and ideal for endurance testing. Other benefits include welded ...

Reaction Torque Sensor
Release Date: 12/14/2006

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology’s popular Reaction Torque Sensor with a wide range of mounting selections and capacities, uses metal foil strain gage technology. The one piece structure configuration makes the product maintenance free with non-rotating parts that can be used to check residual torque on a fastener or monitor in line running torque on servo or stepping motors. For example, FUTEK’s TAT200 -Mini Screw Driver Reaction Torque ...

4 mV / V Load Cells - Double the Output, Double the Resolution
Release Date: 10/16/2006

FUTEK introduces its latest product line, the 4 mV/V pancake load cell series. Up ‘til now, FUTEK has only offered a maximum of a 2 mV/V pancake load cell. This new capability allows customers to utilize a higher capacity load cell at much lower range, while maintaining high precision. While developing this series many factors were involved, but FUTEK utilized its 18 years of experience along with computer modeling and extensive test results to design the series. These particular load cells ...

Sensors in Micro technology
Release Date: 9/28/2006
Today, more and more medical equipment depend on automation and closed loop systems. In turn, these systems require sensors for precision control as well as extended capabilities. As miniaturized sensors become smarter and are being utilized with direct interface products such as USB and RS485/canbus interface, they are helping the development of micro technology equipment even further. Moreover, capabilities of submergible sensors, cryogenic sensors, ROHS compliant sensors, and MRI compatible ...
Brake Evaluation
Release Date: September 2006

As common test among major automotive manufacturers, brake testing isn't only required by government regulation, it is also a safety measure that any consumer would definitely want undertaken before putting a vehicle into use.

Brake system testing is normally carried out during various stages of the manufacturing and design process. It starts from the initial development stage, followed by endurance, lab and track testing, and continues through the production process for an added ...

Advances in Load Cell Technology for Medical Applications
Release Date: August 2006

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology was recently featured in the MDDI August 2006 issue. The article, written by Javad Mokhbery, explains the vast use of Load Cells in the Medical Industry.

The article called: Advances in Load Cell Technology for Medical Applications, includes the following useful information:

  • Types of Load Cells and Corresponding Technologies
  • Moving from Industrial to Medical
  • Application Examples
  • Applications on the ...
FUTEK Position on RoHS Compliance
Release Date: July 2006

What is “RoHS” and why is industry concerned with it?

The RoHS Directive stands for "the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment." This Directive bans the selling in the European Union market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing certain banned substances, with certain exceptions. This directive has been in effect since July 1, 2006. These banned or ...

Medical Electronics Forum
Release Date: July 2006

In July 2006, our CEO had the opportunity to be a part of the Medical Electronics Forum and ...

FUTEK Vcal listed as Featured Product in MD&DI May 2006
Release Date: May 2006

FUTEK's VCal Verification System was recently listed as a featured product in the May issue of MD&DI. In its second year of production, the FUTEK Engineering Lab has made new advancements in its portable calibration solution which has caught the attention of the media in 2006.

The VCal Verification system enabled quick testing that in-house engineers can perform, without needing to send the sensor out of house calibration. The ...

Extra Sensor Perception
Release Date: March 2006
Whether in the test lab, on the production line or integrated into final products for in-flight use, the aerospace industry relies heavily on instrumentation. Sensors are used for testing endurance, fatigue and system qualification. They are integral to wind-tunnel testing, for destructive or proof load testing and are also widely used for feedback in process control.

In all cases, reliability of test results is based on the assumption that the sensors are providing the correct information. ...

System Verification
Release Date: March 2006
Automotive manufacturing is one of the most automated of all global insudtries. Robotic assembly lines and automated test and inspection remove as much chance for human error as possible and ensure repeatable quality control. Almost all these systems rely on some type of sensor to ensure the strict quality standards required. To maintain the high accuracy of these sensors, regardless of type, they are typically on regylar calibration maintenance schedules whereby they are either sent back to ...
Market Shared
Release Date: November 2005
Unlike some of its competitors, advanced sesnor technology developer Futek, with its business ...
Futek 3 Year Success with Automotive Testing Expo
Release Date: 11/3/2005
Detroit, MI - The Automotive Test Expo in Detroit, Michigan was a huge success for Futek. Displaying our wide range of products and giving away free Digital Multimeters, customers as well as competitors' applauded Futek for its continued success in providing quality products and great customer service and support. This was our third year attending the Expo and every year it has been a great success. Throughout the three day expo, Futek had the opportunity to display its new products ...
Miniature S Beam (LSB200)
Release Date: 9/1/2005
FUTEK is pleased to release the latest update on in its LSB200 (also known as the Junior S-Beam) 100 gram model. The new release includes an improved creep performance and a newly added protective coating option allowing the sensor to be utilized in submersible applications. The LSB200 incorporates distinctive machining that provides overload protection to the sensor, which is a signature trademark of FUTEK. This design feature protects the sensor from overload conditions of up to a remarkable ...
Futek Product Guide 2005 now available!!
Release Date: 2/28/2005
Futek is pleased to present the latest guide to Futek sensors, load cells, instruments, and ...
Futek Developed the Expertise for Million Lb High Capacity Load Cell
Release Date: 11/15/2004
Futek has established its leadership in the Sensor industry for a complete line of very large capacity custom load cells up to 1 million lb. Per customers? requirements, Futek can also provide dead weight calibration of that capacity in tension and compression. The most recent units designed and manufactured at Futek are Q10654 column load cell of 750,000 lb capacity, and Q11065 thru hole low profile load washer of 600,000 lb capacity. The NIST deadweight calibration results of two Q11065 units ...
Futek Model L2357 (S-Beam Jr.) Attracts Attention From Media and Press
Release Date: 11/11/2004
Futek model L2357 load cell, also known as S-Beam Jr., has lately attracted attention from the media and press. It was featured in the New Products section (page 11) of the Dec. 2001 issue of Medical Design Technology magazine, Best Products of the Year section in the Dec. 2001 issue of Design News magazine (page 94), New Product section in the Jan. 2002 issue of Product Design & Development(PD&D) magazine (page 50), and New Product section in the Feb. 2002 issue of Machine Design ...
Enhanced Online Version of Calibration Records for Your Futek Sensors Now Available -- New!
Release Date: 11/10/2004
Futek introduces the enhanced version of online calibration information on Futek sensors. The latest ...
SPIKE PEDAL FORCE SENSOR W/ IMPROVED OFF CENTER LOADING
Release Date: 7/3/2004
For immediate release, Irvine, CA, July 2004 -- Futek is proud to introduce Model L1055 Series Spike Resistant Force Sensors, the first pedal force sensors in the market that meet the government's latest regulation requirements. Products are available in load capacity of 300 lb. (136 Kg). These products are the best in class for their high accuracy in Off Center Loading (+/-2% or better @ 0.625 from center), Spike Resistance, and 45 degree Rotation Angles with wear-out protected knarled top ...
Load Button (Model L1600 Series)
Release Date: 6/4/2004
For immediate release, Irvine, CA, June. 2004 - The model L1600 Series Load Button Load Cells are available in force ranges of 0-10 lb. through 0-50,000 lb. Other features include a fully active 350-ohm, temperature compensated, four arm Wheatstone Bridge, output of 2-mV/V nominal. Operating temperature range is -60 degrees F to 200 degrees F. The Load Button Load Cells are manufactured using 17-4PH material and are available with optional internal threads, for easy mounting. To complement this ...
Reaction Torque Sensor (T5100 Series)
Release Date: 5/2/2004
Futek introduces one of the most flexible and versatile reaction torque sensors available in today’s market. Utilizing various mounting configurations, these units are offered in capacities ranging from 0 to 5 in-oz, to 0 to 500 in-lb. while staying within the same mounting footprint. Furthermore, we would like to point out that when using a 5 in-oz series along with one of our standard digital indicators, D502 series, you can amazingly achieve a resolution of 0.001 in-oz when the items are ...
Meet Futek at Testing Expo Europe
Release Date: 3/22/2004
Due to the growing interest in Futek sensor and system products in the area of automation, Futek Advanced Sensor Technology will be exhibiting at Testing Expo 2004 Europe from May 25 to 27, located at Messe Stuttgart, Germany. The show totally focuses on automotive test and evaluation. Since the inaugural event in 1999, Testing Expo Europe has expanded by 350% in terms of exhibitor floor space, exhibitors and visitors. Futek will be displaying our new Load Cells, Torque Sensors, Pressure ...
Futek Boosted Internet Search Ranking
Release Date: 2/21/2004
Futek's marketing team has been working hard to boost the company's ranking with major search ...
Miniature S Beam
Release Date: 2/20/2004
FUTEK Model L2357 Series load cells, also known as S-Beam Jr., are the world’s most compact and lightest “S” or “Z”-beam load cells with the highest accuracy in linearity.Unique features include overload protection up to 1000% of the RO in both Tension and Compression. Available in capacity ranging from 100 g to 100 lb. in a small package size of 0.75 in H x 0.63 in L x 0.25 in W or less. The weight averages 0.3 oz, and is less than 1/5 of the size of existing products in market. Operating temp ...
World's Smallest S-beam Type Load Cell!!
Release Date: 1/5/2004
Introducing the latest addition to our product line of miniature load cells, Futek presents the Jr. Series - the world’s smallest S-beam type load cell [a.k.a. Z-beam] with built-in overload protection. This unit incorporates distinctive cuts which provide overload protection to the sensor, which is fast becoming a signature trademark of Futek. This design feature protects the sensor from overload conditions of up to a remarkable 1000% of the full range in both directions, compression and ...
Pedal Force Sensor (Model L1051)
Release Date: 1/3/2004
For immediate release, Irvine, CA -- The Model L1051 Pedal Force Sensor is available in force ranges of 0- 300 lbf & 0- 454 lbf. Features include a fully active 700-ohm, temperature compensated, four arm Wheatstone Bridge Sensor. Optional display can be a combination Digital Display and Bargraph. Using the adjustable set points, the Digital Display changes color at setpoint, allowing the driver to verify the required force is applied. The Bargraph will retain the “Peak” value while the Digital ...
Newsletter Vol.1 No.2 -- Ben's Insight
Release Date: 10/15/2003
"Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day." "The sleeping fox catches ...
Newsletter #1 -- Ben's Insight
Release Date: 2/27/2003
"If everyone were to give just one single thread, the poor man would soon have a shirt." ...
Newsletter #1 -- Question & Answer
Release Date: 2/20/2003
Sports Trivia Question: Which NFL stadium is sold out for at least the next 30 ...
Futek Successfully Accomplished NASA Load Cell Project Ahead of Schedule
Release Date: 7/1/2002
For immediate release, Irvine, CA, July 2002 -- Futek Advanced Sensor Technology Inc.'s Engineering Department and Production Department successfully accomplished the latest NASA load cell project and delivered the units to NASA space center ahead of schedule. After testing all the specifications of Futek units, the design engineers concerned at NASA were pleased with the outstanding product quality and performance. Additionally, the Futek documentation approaches of production process ...
Load Cell Indicator Touch Panel Digital Display
Release Date: 1/21/2002
Model D611 Series Color LCD Touch Panel Digital Display features a high conversion rate of 2000 conversion per second and is scaleable to 5 digits (± 99,999). The 3.5" color touch panel LCD has a resolution of 320 x 120. The meter has graphing function and hold functions of sample, peak, valley, peak-to-peak, relative max and min, and inflection hold. The product also has dual setpoint alarm. It requires 100 to 200 Vac power supply, and sensor excitation can be 2.5 V, 5 V, 10 V DC @ 120 mA. ...
Pedal Force load Cell
Release Date: 12/15/2001
For immediate release, Irvine, CA, Dec 15, 2001 -The Model L1050 Accelerator / Pedal Force Sensor is available in force ranges from 0- 10 lbf thru 0- 500 lbf. Features include a fully active 700-ohm, temperature compensated, four arm Wheatstone Bridge Sensor, optional display can be a combination Digital Display and Bargraph. Using the adjustable set points, the Digital Display changes color at setpoint, allowing the driver to verify the required force is applied. The Bargraph will retain the ...
Single Channel, Panel Mountable, Digitial Display
Release Date: 11/5/2001
For immediate release, Irvine, CA, Nov., 2001: Model D501 Single Channel, Panel Moutable, Digitial Display is a general purpose Transducer Indicator that can be used with most Strain Gage Transducers. Optionally available power input, 8 to 28 VAC or 9 to 37 VDC.To complement this product, FUTEK also designs and manufactures a complete family of Torque, Load, Pressure, Force Sensors and Signal Conditioners. Visit our website at http://www.futek.com to request a catalog, call 1-800-233-8835 or fax ...
P510 Series of Miniature Pressure Sensors
Release Date: 9/18/2001
Introducing the P510 Series from Futek Advanced Sensor Technology. A family of miniature pressure sensors with capacities ranging from 150psi -10,000 psi, has a diameter less than ½ inch and weighs 25 grams. Process connections are available with 3/8-24 or M10 X 1 threaded pressure ports. This series is available in mV output range standard or 5 VDC, 4-20 mA when accompanied by Futek’s JM-2 external signal conditioner. The P511 is the thin film version with a semi-flush mount and the P511J is ...
Meet Futek at Sensors Expo Oct. 2-4, 2001, Philadelphia, PA (Futek Booth # 901)
Release Date: 9/25/2001
Sensors Expo and Conference, held spring and fall annually, next appears at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2-4, 2001. Due to the tremendous interest in Futek's sensor products, we decided to exhibit at Sensors Expo in Philadelphia from Oct. 2 to 4. This will provide Futek employees time to discuss applications with existing customers as well as a chance to meet some new faces. Attending the show will be Javad Mokhbery (President/CEO), Jay Patel (Director of Sales), and ...
Model JM-2 Inline Signal Conditioner Amplifier Module
Release Date: 8/27/2001
For immediate release, Irvine, CA, March, 1999 * FUTEK’s New Model JM-2 Inline Signal Conditioner Amplifier Module has been designed as a low cost solution for many strain gage based sensor, data acquisition requirements. Current and Voltage outputs are available simultaneously. 32 to 150 degrees F operating temperature range. Introductory Price of $200.00. To complement this product line, FUTEK also designs and manufactures a complete family of Torque, Load, Force & Pressure Sensors and related ...
Thin Film Miniature Pressure Sensor
Release Date: 8/20/2001
Futek introduces a complete line of miniature pressure transducers. This series utilizes a sputter thin film technology process, which enables the units to have excellent zero point stability, minimal hysteresis and creep, integrated temperature compensation and long life. These items are available in various output options such as built-in amplification, 5 volts or 4-20 mA or unamplified. Mounting configurations are available in flush mount, semi flush or standard. Offered in stainless steel or ...
Visit Futek at ISA 2001 Show Sept. 10-13, 2001, Houston, TX (Futek Booth #1202)
Release Date: 8/15/2001
FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology will be part of the up coming ISA 2001 show at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas. The show will last four days and feature the most advanced technologies and the latest products from the industry's leading manufacturers. Futek will be presenting the extensive product family of Load, Force, Torque, and Pressure Sensors, and related instrumentation. At the show, you will see our latest products of the world smallest S-beam sensor L2357 ...
Futek Product Guide 2000 CD-ROM
Release Date: 10/26/2000
The Futek Product Guide 2000 CD-Rom contains a comprehensive library of Futek's full line of Load cells, Torque & Pressure Sensors and related instruments. With an explosive intro and a clean design by Futek's I.T. Design Team, this CD compliments Futek's established reputation for its commitment to producing quality and solid products. The CD-ROM catalog contains the latest Product Guide, technical documents/manuals and a very useful conversion calculator. Product Guide is a ...
Visit Futek at Sensors Expo May 9 - 11, 2000, Anaheim, California (Futek Booth #913)
Release Date: 2/18/2000
The only event dedicated to the utilization of sensor technology and it's related peripheral products and applications, Sensors Expo has established itself as the premier worldwide conference and exposition specifically focused on the use of sensor technology. It continues its industry leadership position by extending the offering into key related peripheral products and applications for both OEMs and end-users. Here you'll find a variety of alternative solutions and speak directly with experts ...
FUTEK’s Director of Quality Assurance to Speak at Upcoming MD&M West 2017 Conference
Release Date: 1/24/2017
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